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HI RE systems eligible for credits
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

The Hawaii Department of Taxation advised last week that three taxpayers that were planning to install a renewable energy facility at a public utility location each qualified for the renewable energy technology income tax credit because they were each complete systems


Israel encourages EV purchases
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • May 6 2012

Israelʼs finance minister announced April 29 a small window of tax breaks for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicle purchases to encourage drivers to buy the cars before the credits expire


CRS biomass report
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

The Congressional Research Service published a report March 6 outlining four different definitions for biomass that have been used in the tax code since 2007


IN home efficiency
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana repealed the state’s expired gross retail tax exemption for home energy assistant transactions March 14 while providing for a new state home energy assistance program


Minimums for EE building deductions
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • February 26 2012

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance February 23 providing an additional set of energy savings percentages for owners or lessees of energy efficiency commercial buildings seeking certification for their properties to use to qualify for partial tax code Section 179D deduction


IN E85 deduction
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Indiana enacted legislation (H.B. 1128) March 16 to repeal the gross retail tax deduction for retail merchants selling E85 fuel, as well as the credit that retailers were entitled to if the deduction exceeded the gross retail tax amount


$700 billion could be saved
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • July 1 2012

Taxpayers for Common Sense, Friends of the Earth, and the R Street Institute released a study June 26 finding that Congress could save taxpayers nearly $700 billion over 10 years be eliminating environmentally harmful subsidies and programs ranging from oil and gas industry tax breaks to loan guarantees for alternative energy projects


SC reinstates plug-in hybrid tax credit
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

Legislation enacted by the state legislature in May reinstates the income tax credit for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle for tax years 2012 through 2016


CA may suspend tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority directed staff at a September 27 meeting to come up with a plan to determine if procedures for reviewing and approving clean energy and advanced transportation manufacturing tax exemptions need to be strengthened


CA renewable energy study
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • April 29 2012

On April 26, California’s nonpartisan Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes released Finding the Sweet Spot: Green Energy Incentives and Job Creation, requested by Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, arguing the state should create a state-sponsored “green bank” offering loans to cleantech companies willing to base their operations and create jobs in California